Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau DHBs delay outpatient appointments and planned care, move to virtual where possible
Media Release 16 August 2020| From Monday 17 August, the three Auckland metropolitan district health boards (DHBs) will postpone some face-to-face planned care appointments or move to virtual appointments where it is appropriate to do so. This includes some scheduled community appointments, outpatient clinics and elective surgeries.
Auckland health authorities thank community for record testing numbers, encourage people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested
Media Release 16 August 2020|More than 45,000 tests were completed in metropolitan Auckland between the time a new community case of COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday 12 August and 4pm on Sunday 16 August.
Media Release 14 August 2020|Auckland health authorities have released a list of designated practices, further increasing public options for COVID-19 testing. The 43 designated practices are general practices where members of the public can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test without needing to be enrolled.
Media Release 14 August 2020|CM Health will again be offering more telephone and video outpatient clinic appointments as the region responds to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the community.
Media Update 13 August 2020|Wednesday 12 August was a record day for testing in Auckland with more than 7,800 tests now registered by the city’s laboratories. This number continues to increase as the laboratories register and process the swabs taken yesterday.
Media Release 12 August 2020|Two additional pop-up Community Testing Centres (CTCs) will open in Henderson and Airport Oaks on Thursday 13 August, bringing the total number of pop-up and permanent CTCs in Auckland to 15.
Media Release 12 August|Seven pop-up Community Testing Centres (CTCs) opened in metropolitan Auckland this afternoon as health officials continue to boost testing capacity following four confirmed community cases of COVID-19. The new pop-ups are located across the city, including Waiheke Island.
Media Release 11 August 2020|Health authorities in Auckland are asking residents to be vigilant and follow public health advice following a positive case of COVID-19 in the city, which has seen a short term return to Alert Level 3. Health authorities are also advising Aucklanders not to panic.
Media release 7 August 2020 | South Auckland residents are encouraged to get out and get tested for COVID-19. The metro Auckland DHBs will be providing free COVID-19 swabbing at a pop-up surveillance testing site in Manurewa this weekend.